Philip Basset

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Philip Basset
Chief Justiciar of England
In office
May 1261 – July 1263[1]
MonarchHenry III
Preceded byHugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
Succeeded byHugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer[1]
Personal details
Bornc. 1185[2]
Died19 October 1271[2]
Political partyRoyal
Spouse(s)Hawise, granddaughter of Godfrey of Louvain (d.1226), Ela Longespée, daughter of William[3]
RelationsHugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, Son-in-law
ChildrenAline Basset
Margery Basset[2]

Philip Basset (c. 1185 – 19 October 1271) was the Justiciar of England.

Philip was the son of Alan Basset of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and his wife, Aline Degai.[citation needed] His elder brothers were Gilbert, a baronial leader, and Fulk, who became bishop of London.[4]

He inherited the manor of Wycombe; the town received market borough status in 1237.

Basset served as the Justiciar of England between the two terms served by his son-in-law, Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer.[5] He served during the period that Henry III regained control of the government from the barons.

He was married twice. By Hawise, granddaughter of Godfrey of Louvain (d.1226), he had two daughters.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
Chief Justiciar
1261–1263
Succeeded by
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Susan Higginbotham. "The Last Justiciar: Hugh le Despenser in the Thirteenth Century". Archived from the original on 29 June 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Basset of England". geneajourney.com. Retrieved 3 March 2008.
  3. ^ Richardson, D. (2011) Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study ... (via Google) pg 429
  4. ^ Baggs, A.P.; Crowley, D.A.; Pugh, Ralph B.; Stevenson, Janet H.; Tomlinson, Margaret (1975). Crittall, Elizabeth (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 10 pp 119–125 – Parishes: Marden". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ "TITLE OF "JUSTICIAR" (PRIME MINISTER)". Baronial Order of Magna Charta. Archived from the original on 4 January 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008.